Environmentalists and Farmers in Brazil’s Pantanal Team up to Protect Jaguars

In Mato Grosso do Sul, the project shelters lost cubs to teach them how to live in the wild. Ecotourism generates over R$22 million per year in this region.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Environmentalists and farmers in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul are teaming up to protect the largest feline in the Americas: the endangered jaguar.

Shootings? Only by camera to get the best picture. On a farm in Miranda, the number of visitors to observe jaguars has increased by 120 percent in five years. And nine out of ten tourists get to see the queen of the Pantanal wetlands, the world's largest.

Tourism generates over R$22 (US$5.5) million per year in the Pantanal, in Mato Grosso and Mato . . .

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